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Nearly Half of U.S. Patients Keep Vital Secrets From Their Doctors

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 — Nearly half of U.S. patients don’t tell their physicians about potentially life-threatening risks such as domestic violence, sexual assault, depression or thoughts of suicide, a new study finds. “For physicians to achieve your best health, they need to know what you are struggling with,” said study senior author Angela Fagerlin.… Read More »

Nearly 12% of Women Report Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

While different countries may have different attitudes toward the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken a firm stand against the use of alcohol during pregnancy. In the report entitled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” the AAP identified prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects… Read More »

Info for nearly 1M patients exposed on UW Medicine web server

A vulnerability on a website server at UW Medicine in Washington has resulted in a large data breach, affecting the records of nearly 1 million patients. A forensic investigation at the organization said information was exposed to the public through the vulnerability, although the most sensitive protected health information, including Social Security numbers, were not… Read More »